UA Local 71 Apprentice Program

Plumber and Steamfitter Apprenticeship Program

Mandatory Requirements

  1. Must be at least 18 year of age and possess a valid driver's license.
  2. Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  3. Must have successfully completed a minimum Grade 12 education, including Grade 12 math.

Applicants will be required to upload supporting documents for proof of age, education and a resume before receiving authorization to write the online mechanical aptitude test.

The following documents will be accepted:

  1. Driver's License
  2. High School Transcript that shows Grade 12 Math and OSSD completion.
  3. OR High School Equivalency (GED) Certificate.
  4. OR an ICAS Report.
  5. OR a High School Diploma and a College level math transcript accompanied by a letter from the College stating that the curriculum of the course completed is equivalent to a grade 12 Math credit.

How To Apply?

You can apply by visiting our Apprentice Application page.

After You Apply

Only the applicants who meet the requirements and have the top scores on the Mechanical Aptitude test will be contacted for an interview.

Those applicants selected from the interviews must attend a mandatory safety training session. After the training session is completed, probationary apprentices will be placed on a list to be dispatched as work becomes available. If you are accepted for an apprenticeship, you will be required to:

  • Serve a 9000-hour apprenticeship.
  • Be punctual and maintain a good attendance record on the job.
  • Provide own transportation to and from job sites.
  • Work under the direction of a Journeyperson on the job site and perform duties.
  • Attend related training classes regularly and maintain an acceptable average in those classes.
  • Training will include three sessions of Trade School (8 weeks each), and also minimum of four mandatory night school courses over the five-year contract.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

Join UA Local 71

Join the union in either apprenticeship, or if you are already a certified plumber, steamfitter or welder, as a journeyman.